Good condition - Heavily chipped dust jacket, otherwise in good condition.
Little Cyclone - Airey Neave Author of 'They Have Their Exits,' published 1954
Among the prisoners who emerged from the concentration camps of Germany at the liberation of France in 1945 was Andree de Jongh, the Belgium girl who had created an escape route for Allied servicemen from Brussels to Bilbao. Known as the comet Line, it was the greatest escape route in the Resistance Movement and in its three years of life saved over 800 Allied Airman and soldiers from captivity and returned them to England. 'Little Cyclone' was a suitable pseudonym for the girl whose enterprise and energy inspired all who met her, for though she had many brave and forceful personalities to help her, she was always the leader.
After her arrest she suffered dreadfully in Ravensbruck and Mauthausen concentration camps, but her example inspired her successors in the line. In 1945 she freed, and in 1946 she came to England to receive the George Medal from the King.
"Now," writes Douglas Bader, "seems to me an appropriate time for this book to be published. Memories grow dim, and it is important for the incidents portrayed in this story to be remembered."
Airey Neave, the author of 'They Have Their Exits,' has based his new book on personal interviews with "Little Cyclone," who is now a Hospital Nurse in Brussels. His own war-time experiances, as related in the ealier book, make him well-fitted to relate this story. Mr NEave is now a Member of Parliament.